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Alibaba Intros Alisoft

SHANGHAI, China -- Alibaba Group, a global e-commerce leader and the largest e-commerce company in China, today announced the launch of Alisoft, an online business software provider to be established as a new company serving small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in China. Alisoft, developed out of's e-commerce software centre, a project founded in 2004 to create products tailored to SMEs engaged in e-commerce, will initially target the 18 million SME users of's services.

"E-commerce has become much more than just an additional sales channel for Chinese SMEs, it is the driving force behind their entire business," said Jack Ma, CEO of the Alibaba Group. "E-commerce is changing the way companies do business, from communications, to customer relationship management, to after sales services. Alisoft will provide easy solutions for customers to integrate e-commerce with their back-end systems." Corp.